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Salus University, STAAR Surgical Launch Project MyVision

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Salus University, STAAR Surgical Launch Project MyVision

The Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) at Salus University and its clinical facility, The Eye Institute, recently partnered with STAAR Surgical, a leading developer and manufacturer of implantable lenses and companion delivery systems for the eye, to launch Project MyVision, a charitable lens-based refractive surgery program.  

Under the new partnership, STAAR will donate Implantable Collamer® Lenses to underserved, low-income patients diagnosed with myopia (nearsightedness), which is the need for distance vision correction. Myopia is the most common vision disorder globally and its prevalence is rapidly growing.

David Friess, OD ‘02, Resident ’03, FAAO and former president of the University’s Alumni Association, was instrumental in developing the partnership between STAAR and PCO/Salus.


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